Introduction to Construction Contract Management

Introduction to Construction Contract Management Author Brian Greenhalgh
ISBN-10 9781317549420
Year 2016-08-05
Pages 254
Language en
Publisher Routledge

This book is an introduction to construction contract administration and management, covering the delivery and execution stage of a construction project and the various issues which the contract administrator needs to proactively manage. It can therefore be used as a contract administrator’s resource book covering what needs to be done (and why) to keep a construction project on track from a commercial and contractual perspective. It is particularly appropriate for students and new practitioners from varied construction professions and whilst it covers domestic (UK) projects, it will be particularly useful for those studying and working on international projects where terminology, procedures and legal systems may differ from the UK. The content is split into four parts and is subdivided into easy-to-read chapters replicating the timeline of a project during the construction stage: Part A covers initiating the construction stage, project delivery mechanisms, contract administration and health and safety management; Part B covers managing the construction stage, contractor performance and relationship management; Part C covers finalising the construction stage, project completion and close-out; Part D covers claims and disputes. Introduction to Construction Contract Management will be particularly useful for students enrolled on global construction programmes together with international distance learning students and non-cognate graduates starting out on an international career in construction contract administration and quantity surveying.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management Author Alison Dykstra
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 402
Language en
Publisher Kirshner Publishing Company

Introduces the multiple players and tasks required to bring a construction project from inception to close-out, covering such topics as sustainable construction, bids, contracts, estimates, scheduling, and disputes.

Fundamentals of Building Contract Management

Fundamentals of Building Contract Management Author Thomas E. Uher
ISBN-10 9781742230214
Year 2009
Pages 438
Language en
Publisher UNSW Press

Contracts are vital to the construction delivery process; they direct and govern every move. This book strips the legal mystique and jargon from contracts and exposes their basic logic.

Civil Engineering Contracts

Civil Engineering Contracts Author Stephen Wearne
ISBN-10 0727713531
Year 1989
Pages 108
Language en
Publisher Thomas Telford

Contracts and equivalent internal orders are the means of linking the design and construction of all civil engineering projects. To be effective these have to state who is who, what is to be constructed, where, when and how much payment will be due and what is to happen if these intentions are frustrated. They are therefore of vital importance to all engineers working in design or construction.

Introduction to Estimating for Construction

Introduction to Estimating for Construction Author Brian Greenhalgh
ISBN-10 9780415509862
Year 2013
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Routledge

Students and professionals encountering estimating for the first time need an approachable introduction to its principles and techniques, which is up to date with current practice. Introduction to Estimating for Construction explains both the traditional techniques, and best practice in early contractor involvement situations, within the framework of modern construction procurement. As well as introducing different estimating techniques, it includes: The nature of costs in construction from a cost of resources approach Modern tendering procedures and the stages of development of construction projects How to convert an estimate into a formal tender and then into a contract Simple numerical examples of estimates Estimating and cost analysis during the construction project Summaries and discussion questions in every chapter This is an easy to read introduction to building estimating for undergraduate students, or anyone working in a quantity surveying or construction commercial management role who needs a quick reference.

Construction Management JumpStart

Construction Management JumpStart Author Barbara J. Jackson
ISBN-10 9780470768082
Year 2010-06-03
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher John Wiley and Sons

Launch your career in construction management with this one-of-a-kind book The construction management industry is expected to increase employment by 16 percent over the next decade. This second edition of a bestselling introduction to construction management walks you through each stage of the construction management process. Written from the constructor's perspective, this book will familiarize you with all the construction management fundamentals and how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is impacting the construction management profession. Covers interoperability of technology advances in the construction industry Explains how BIM is challenging the traditional approach to project delivery and how this affects the constructor's role Elaborates each stage of the design and construction process and the tasks associated with each of them Shows step-by-step how to estimate project costs, administer contracts, manage job site and construction operations, plan and schedule a project, monitor project performance, manage project quality and safety, and assess project risks Provides review questions at the end of each chapter to help enforce understanding The tried-and-true project management principles presented in this book will help ensure you a successful start to your career.

Construction Contract Preparation and Management

Construction Contract Preparation and Management Author Geoff Powell
ISBN-10 9781137511164
Year 2016-03-18
Pages 504
Language en
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This fully updated new edition of this practical and popular text starts at the beginning of projects and makes lucid connections between stages which are often misunderstood. It covers NEC and JCT contracts, considering the topic from an industry perspective and including key issues such as Health and Safety, the environment and EU regulations.

International construction contract management

International construction contract management Author D. Bryan Morgan
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061430602
Year 2005-06-01
Pages 322
Language en
Publisher Ashgate Pub Co

International Construction Contract Management is a comprehensive, easy to understand and practical reference book for construction professionals working on overseas projects. Written by Bryan Morgan, a surveyor and contract claims consultant with over 40 years' experience of construction contract and claims-related management from around the world, this book has been designed specifically to help in overcoming the day-to-day contractual problems encountered in the field.International Construction Contract Management acknowledges that the management of projects is frequently problematic because they are rarely comprised of straightforward buildings or procured under standard forms of contract. Based on case histories from around the globe, the book serves as an invaluable general guide to current interpretations under Common Law, Civil Code rules and customary trade and industrial practices. It clarifies terms and points of law to offer guidance that can be applied in most situations, helping the reader to resolve problems quickly and without outside assistance or resorting to expensive litigation.Organised topic by topic in alphabetical order and supplemented by sample forms and checklists, International Construction Contract Management will be of use to architects, engineers, project managers, contract managers, claims consultants, quantity surveyors, contract administrators and contract engineers.

Introduction to Building Procurement

Introduction to Building Procurement Author Brian Greenhalgh
ISBN-10 9781134016839
Year 2011-01-11
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Routledge

The procurement stage of the building process is critical to the success of any building project, and as such must be understood by everybody entering the industry. Introduction to Building Procurement is designed to familiarize the novice with the principles and methods of building procurement, starting at the most basic level. With chapter summaries and tutorial questions provided throughout the book, the reader will get to grips with the following topics: the structure of the construction industry the nature of clients the historical development of building procurement methods the roles and responsibilities carried out in any project. Having developed the necessary background knowledge, the reader is then introduced to the more complex aspects of procurement in detail, such as: methods of paying contractors the main procurement routes in use standard forms of contract. The concluding chapter discusses emerging procurement trends, and speculates on future developments to bring the reader right up to speed with the modern industry. With its clear layout and highly accessible approach, Introduction to Building Procuremen is the perfect introductory text for undergraduate students and professionals starting out on a career in quantity surveying, construction project management or construction commercial management.

Construction Contracts

Construction Contracts Author J. R. Murdoch
ISBN-10 0419253106
Year 2000
Pages 381
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis

This text examines the law governing construction contracts, and the management and administration of those contracts. The study of these aspects of construction law form a core part of most building and construction courses. Revised and updated, the book contains commentary on all key legislation, case law and contract amendments since June 1995.

International Contracting

International Contracting Author John van der Puil
ISBN-10 9781908979520
Year 2013-10-25
Pages 524
Language en
Publisher World Scientific

This book, about international contracting and contract management, is written from the angle of the contractor and discussed from an international perspective. It comments on real-life cases, taken from various kinds of projects: infrastructural works (roads, bridges, tunnels, rail roads), wind- and sunfarms, oil and gas installations, such as platforms, pipe lines, power generating works, and large buildings. The book is structured around the contracting cycle. Chapters include dealing with the role of the contractor in international contracting, the tender process, landing and negotiating the contract, types of contract, problems that may occur during project execution, project delivery, and handling guarantee claims. Written primarily for business practitioners operating in the international contracting industry, the title assumes that the reader will have a basic understanding and knowledge of theories related to project management, construction engineering, business law and economics. Though not an academic book, due to its unique blend of practitioners' insight and academic theory, it can be taught on Masters courses. As most engineers are going to deal with contracts, this book is specifically recommended for engineering programs at both graduate and postgraduate levels. Lawyers will find the book useful in helping them to understand the business context in which their customers and/or colleagues work. Contents:International Contracting: Defining the Playing Field:International Contracting: How a Project Can Turn into a NightmareThe Role of Contracting in International ContractingThe ClientContract Management: Definitions, Concepts and PerspectivesThe Contracting Cycle:From Tender to Final PaymentEuropean TenderingDownstream Contracting: Managing Suppliers and SubcontractorsContract Models in International ContractingProject and Risk Management:Risk Management in ProjectsManaging Variations in ContractsLegal Issues in International Contracting:Letter of Intent and Memorandum of UnderstandingSigning the Contract — PitfallsLiability Versus ResponsibilityGuarantees and WarrantiesContract Law and Tort LawConsequential LossesIntellectual PropertyDamage and CausalityKnock-For-Knock ArrangementsDisasters, Damage and Public InvestigationsForce MajeureBriberyDispute Resolution MechanismsDifferent Legal SystemsCultural Differences and Contract Management Readership: Business practitioners, engineers, lawyers and polytechnic and university students keen in building management, general business management, industrial engineering and operations management. Keywords:Project Management;Contract Management;Contract Law;Procurement Management;Damages;Causality and Risks;Variations in Contracts;Contracting Cycle;Bribery

Construction Planning And Management

Construction Planning And Management Author P S Gahlot
ISBN-10 8122404111
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher New Age International

In A Single Volume, This Book Presents A Comprehensive Account Of The Subject Matter For Construction Planning And Management. Each Chapter Is Preceded By Instructional Objectives In Order To Promote Well-Defined Study. References To Related Indian Standard Codes Of Practice Are Included. Numerous Questions And Solved Examples Along With Various Illustrations, Graphs And Tables Facilitate Clarity In Understanding The Subject An Immensely Useful Work For Students Of Civil Engineering In Polytechnics And Engineering Colleges.

Construction Contract Administration for Project Owners

Construction Contract Administration for Project Owners Author Claude G. Lancome
ISBN-10 1138244252
Year 2017-02-13
Pages 222
Language en

Construction Contract Administration for Project Owners is aimed at public and private owners of real estate and construction projects. The book is intended to assist owners in their contractual dealings with their designers and their contractors. Most owners are not primarily in the business of designing and building facilities. The fact that their primary business is not design and construction places them at a disadvantage when negotiating, drafting, and administering design agreements and construction contracts because their designers and contractors use these documents every day. This book is intended to assist owners to redress this imbalance by equipping owners to draft and administer contracts so as to protect their interests. The book is aimed at owner personnel with all levels of knowledge in the business of managing projects. It can serve as a comprehensive introduction to drafting and administering design agreements and construction contracts for beginners. For intermediate level personnel, it can serve as a manual to be read to enhance the reader s skills in this area. For the sophisticated project management professional, it can serve as a resource to be consulted in connection with very specific issues as they arise on a project. "